Rock 'N' Roll Bars In Manchester

A city known for its love of late nights and good music, Manchester is not surprising anyone with its top notch selection of rock n roll bars and clubs. Whether you're a long time heavy metal fan, or are new to a heavy guitar riff, these spots are will have you head banging in no time.

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Grand Central

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Oxford Road's rock n roll heavy weight, Grand Central should be on the map of any metal enthusiast. The spot has long hosted live bands who bring the roof down. The crowd is just as dedicated, with visitors and Mancunians headbanging and moshing along.

Satans Hollow

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Hugely popular with the young clubbing crowd of Manchester, get down to Satans Hollow for the best in all things punk, rock and metal. Located on Princess Street, the lively bar claims to be the only dedicated rock club, and with nearly two decades in the business, you know it's going to be a good night.

Big Hands

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A stone's throw away from Manchester Academy, Big Hands is the perfect bar for a few drinks when you've finished rocking out to your favourite band. The small venue with its unique atmosphere gets busy quickly but keeps the crowds rocking. You may even spot your favourite band venturing into this quirky Oxford Road bar for a drink after their set.


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For a refined twist on the rock and roll scene; head down to Gullivers and watch some great live bands rocking it out all night long. With a great drinks selection and a contemporary crowd; Gullivers is a cool live music venue with a passion for a heavy guitar sound.

Night and Day Cafe

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A previous host to rocking bands such as The Manic Street Preachers, this live music venue opens till 2am Monday – Saturday spilling out the best tunes to its Northern Quarter counterparts. With a great selection of beers and real ales; head to Night and Day Cafe to experience their own unique twist on the Manchester nightlife.

A love of rock music has put this one in the hall of fame. The Salisbury Ale House might not host the bands but it has a huge soundtrack of the greatest in the genre, and if you can produce your gig ticket, they will give you 50p off a pint of their award-winning cask selection.

The Castle Hotel

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Sister venue to Gullivers, The Castle in the Northern Quarter is just as dedicated to live music, with a penchant for rock. Join one of the many touring bands that stop by in The Music Hall, and with an 80-person capacity, you can get up close and personal with the music.